Yessiree! Tomorrow is a BIG DAY in Loserville…our first weigh-in!.
I personally have had a pretty crappy last two weeks and when I checked this morning (tsk tsk..I KNOW!) I am up from Monday, which was up from last Monday. Not good!
But I am really excited to see how great my fellow Losers are doing and looking forward to seeing the results.
Yesterday was overall a pretty good day point-wise, until we got to the potluck scout Court of Honor. I had a plan…but you know what happens when you plan don’t you!
My good intentions were to take a piece of chicken (they always have chicken) and then load up my plate with a ginormous pile of salad. They always have a great selection of salad. Well guess what….NO SALAD AT ALL…and a paltry selection of veggies at that!
So I took a piece of chicken (ummm….a fried thigh) and a small taste of Shepherd’s pie. And I took a nice helping of fruit, green beans (with nuts), and some carrot soufflé that I thought was sweet potato, but was still really good. Although I am sure it was not as healthy as regular old carrots. And that was going to be it. I wasn’t going to have dessert. No, not me! But of course I caved…BIG TIME! My daughter brought me back a dessert plate and I ate it all. I had a brownie (a little one), and a cookie, and (gulp) a piece of carrot cake. So much for good intentions.
Now today was a different story. Today I ate really really well…and still came in with half a point leftover. That was even after half of a Take Five bar I decided to taste since I had all those extra points.
Today I decided to try and forgo most meat and really load up on some nutrient dense foods, especially veggies. I kicked off the day by lugging out the juicer and making a glass of fresh juice before breakfast while I was still getting kids ready to go (carrot/granny smith apple/a slice of beet/a slice of ginger). That was so incredibly refreshing and energizing. A great way to start the day…and I halved the amount from yesterday so I could enjoy it and not compromise my points.
When I came back from the school run I had a cup of Kashi U with currents and walnuts (YUM!) with some almond milk. About an hour later I had an Amazing Grass Green Monster. I hadn’t had one with spinach for a while and I have been craving this.
Lunch was meatless and fabulous. (It was pretty too but I was in a hurry and forgot to take a pic!) I put a bunch of spinach leaves in a bowl, cut up some red pepper, threw in some grape tomatoes, 1 ounce of crumbled feta cheese, 1 tablespoon of walnuts, 1/2 cup of chickpeas, and 1 ounce of hot pasta. I tossed this with a simple dressing of balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil. This was so filling and so good and other than the fact it was a few more points than I had bargained for…it was really healthy so I felt good after eating it.
And then I decided for dinner to try to go meatless totally and cut up a half of an eggplant, sautéed that with some red pepper and Adobo seasoning, and my three corn tortillas that I love so much. I made chicken Caesar salad wraps for the rest of the family…and then I caved and stole 1 ounce of chicken tenderloin to add to my eggplant mix.
After that I still had 3 points left and debated some almond butter…but went with the half of the Take Five. It was just okay…I am glad I used the points on that so I know I don’t want one anymore. There are plenty of other things I would much rather have.
So that is my day, part of yesterday, and look ahead to tomorrow. Still failing in the photo journal department. I do have pictures of the juice but I will add those maybe tomorrow as it is almost midnight now and I am tired…and the computer is running kind of slow. One day I hope to manage that much better.